I don’t have a strong opinion on the importance of breakfast, but I do find it interesting that this accepted truth around breakfast was born out of a cereal marketing and ad campaign.
Food for thought…
Especially as you consider how marketing and ads drive so much of our daily lives these days.
For instance, who is Facebook’s customer?
It’s not you or me.
Facebook’s customers are the people and companies that pay to advertise on their platform.
In fact, many people argue that as users of Facebook, you and I are actually Facebook’s “product.”
The same could be said of Google, TV, the news media, radio, and more.
This includes things like CNBC or your preferred financial “news” source.
You’re not the customer.
You’re the consumer.
The customers are the precious metals exchanges, the financial product manufacturers, the insurance companies, and other, often large, companies who pay big bucks to advertise to you.
I’d encourage you to just turn off the financial news.
In fact, you should probably just turn off all the news.
You’ll likely see your blood pressure normalize and you won’t be mysteriously compelled to believe or buy or become bullish on something based entirely on some companies marketing budget.
As the Sergeant from Hill Street Blues always said,